TUMstudinews: The Newsletter for Students

Don't miss anything: Important dates and infos for students, stories from the campus, interviews – this and more you can find in our newsletter TUMstudinews. It is published three times per semester. On this site you can subscribe and read all previous issues.

Exchange and best practice for lecturers from all disciplines

This is precisely the point where the next Summer Teaching Forum comes in. It will will take place on Tuesday, 11 May, registration is still possible. Here, lecturers from all disciplines can exchange ideas, develop visions together and discuss best practices in university didactics.

Informatics lecturer Dr. Stephan Krusche also values this exchange. In 2020, he was awarded the Ars legendi Prize for his digital teaching.

„Corona has pushed digital teaching and online exams. In the future, we will still return to meet and network on campus and offer hybrid teaching formats. Innovative and interactive teaching existed before Corona. The framework may have changed, but the joy of teaching remains, also with digital formats.”— Dr. Stephan Krusche, Department of Informatics

Display external content

At this point content of an external provider (source: www.xyz.de) is integrated. When displaying, data may be transferred to third parties or cookies may be stored, therefore your consent is required.

You can find more information and the possibility to revoke your consent at www.tum.de/datenschutz.

What is good teaching in the virtual space?

At the current summer forum on 11 May, the focus will be on combining online teaching with on-campus courses, electronic exams, and how to design good teaching in the virtual space.


Reading time: 2 Min.

Virtual event week in July promotes international exchange

Study, research and work globally

The TUM Global Week from 5 to 9 July, 2021, is an important stimulus for international projects and collaborations. All members of the TUM family are invited to discuss global challenges in numerous information and networking events, to clarify practical questions about stays abroad, and to learn about new offers for international exchange.

Studies Teaching
TUM student Sarah Maafi in front of the Royal Crescent in Bath in the south west of England.
Reading time: 3 Min.

Sarah Maafi wins writing competition of the Royal Institute of British Architects

“Architecture is so much more than just providing four walls and a roof”

TUM student Sarah Maafi writes for leading magazines such as The Architects’ Journal and RIBA Journal. Her article “Ending Racism is a Choice” was recently honored by the Royal Institute of British Architects with the top prize in its RIBA Future Architects writing competition. In our interview, she makes the case for a rethinking in architecture.

Johannes Scherr calibrating the permittivity of the granite in the King's Chamber.
Reading time: 1 Min.

Geophysics doctoral student Johannes Scherr reports from Egypt

View inside the Cheops Pyramid

One of the best researched buildings of antiquity: the Cheops Pyramid. Still, its structure has not yet been investigated in its entirety. Using non-destructive testing methods, doctoral student Johannes Scherr took a closer look at the inside of the pyramid. For us he wrote down his experiences:

Research Studies
People at TUM: It is a diverse place but there is still so much that they have in common.

Take part in the virtual "TUM VALUES" exhibition

What are the values of our university?

What are our values? What matters most to us, what do we want to achieve? The TUM VALUES campaign explores and provides examples of the personal attitudes and values that are brought to life at TUM – what drives and inspires the people here, what gives them strength and makes them happy, and what means most to them.

Campus news Studies

Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested until June 22

University elections 2021 on July 06

On July 6, 2021 all students and most employees (see below) of TUM are called to vote. In order to further limit the spread of Covid-19, it is recommended to make use of vote-by-mail. Ballots can be requested until June 22.

Campus news Studies

Not to be missed: Service for Students

Deadlines, dates and application periods

Take part in the TUM Asia virtual summer school, apply as a volunteer for the 2022 European Championships in Munich, join our virtual learning space, or learn how to better relax for the exam period: A selection of dates, deadlines and offerings for our students.

Reading time: 3 Min.

Student feedback essential for development of degree programs

Co-Designing Degree Programs

How can we make our degree programs interdisciplinary? What new topics can we take up? In short: How can we become even better? These are the central questions of the student survey at TUM. Every two years, the university calls on its students to describe their own experiences and pass on their opinions.

Studies Teaching
Students of the Hyperloop project team
Reading time: 2 Min.

Course offerings in aerospace, finance, information engineering, and sustainable management

New degree programs in the winter semester

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) will launch five new degree programs in the upcoming winter semester. TUM is expanding its course offerings in the new Department of Aerospace and Geodesy as well as in the interdisciplinary field of management, technology and sustainability.

[Translate to en:]
Reading time: 3 Min.

Academicus: Ideas for improving studies and teaching wanted

Shaping the university

TUM has more than 40,000 students, 10,000 employees and countless alumni – a huge potential for innovation and creativity. They can all contribute their ideas to the Academicus Ideas Competition. Whether it's about more culture on campus, digital formats in teaching or more space for bikes: every idea for improving teaching, studying and campus life is welcome. The current round of Academicus runs until July 31, 2021.

Campus news Studies
TUM student Neslihan Ülkü Şahin

The "Deutschlandstipendium" at the TUM: 10 years

A scholarship that gives freedom

No other German university has more "Deutschlandstipendium" scholarship holders than TUM. Over the past 10 years, the scholarship program served to support talented students who, in addition to their studies, are also involved socially – and they benefit from more than just financial help: The scholarship holders and the sponsors form a unique network.

[Translate to en:]

Student project for more sustainable thinking and acting in everyday life

Plant a Seed: The campus as an urban field

A sustainable campus: to transform this ideal into something more concrete than a vision for the future, a committed group of students is breaking new ground – literally, and right in front of the Audimax in Munich. With "Plant a Seed" they want to turn the university into a seedbed for green growth. A participatory initiative in which teaching, research and active dialog on central issues of our society go hand in hand. And the raised beds on campus are just the beginning.

Sustainability Studies